Regular readers of this blog will know that during the past year my postings have been somewhat irregular. This has been mainly due to the long illness of my partner, Terry. Some of my regular readers know that Terry has been suffering from advanced Alzheimer's Disease for several years now. She finally lost her battle last Saturday when she passed away surrounded by her family and friends. I would like to thank those who have continually sent me their support and best wishes and those who were unaware of the circumstances for their patience and for staying with the blog when nothing seemed to be happening.